DV Court Launches Another 128 Speciality Courts in UK
New specialist domestic violence court for Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
A NEW specialist court will be opening at Salisbury courthouse to provide extra help and support for victims of domestic violence.
Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has announced there will be 18 new courts across the country, with a target of 128 by 2011.
“These courts have been a real success and are central to the package of support we offer domestic violence victims,” she said.
“The progress made shows that the Government is absolutely committed to putting victims at the heart of the Criminal Justice System.“ Key features of the courts include staff with enhanced expertise in dealing with domestic violence, including specially trained magistrates, and tailored support and advice from independent domestic violence advisors.